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The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) Announces Newly Elected Board Members for 2017






Mónica Novoa, NYCOSH

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The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) Announces Newly Elected Board Members for 2017


January 23, 2017 – New York, New York –New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) chairperson Lee Clarke, Assistant to the President at District Council 37, Local 1549, today announced board members elected for NYCOSH’s 2017-2018 term. NYCOSH Board of Directors is democratically elected by its member unions, organizations, and individuals every two years.


“I am excited to work with longtime and new board members and am honored to serve another term as NYCOSH Chair. NYCOSH is an essential organization that protects workers’ right to a safe and healthy workplace. We are more needed now more than ever—our board has a lot of work to do in 2017,” said Ms. Clarke.


NYCOSH Executive Director Charlene Obernauer said, “NYCOSH continues to elect excellent board members with dedicated leaders in the movement for safe and healthy workplaces, and we look forward to strengthening and protecting our organization and the movement at large in the years to come.”


NYCOSH 2017-2018 Executive Board


Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Lee Clarke, DC 37, Local 1549
  • Vice Chairs: Wendy Hord, NYSUT and Guille Mejía, DC 37 AFSCME
  • Organizational Secretary: Jean Grassman, PSC-CUNY
  • Treasurer: Robert Grey, Grey & Grey, LLC



  • Eno Awotowe, Retail Action Project
  • Jessica Garcia, Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union
  • Luis Fernando Gomez, Workers United NY-NJ Regional Joint Board (SEIU)
  • Matthew Kozak, Civil Service Employees Association, Local 1000
  • Kristina Mazzocchi, Mirer Mazzocchi Schalet Julien & Chickedantz, PLLC
  • Lawrence McNeil, Local 56, IBFOMM
  • Earl Phillips, Transport Workers’ Union Local 100
  • Claudia Shacter-deChabert, The Murphy Institute
  • Darlene Williams, Public Employees Federation
  • Long Island Region: Fred Wren, RWDSU, Local 338


ABOUT NYCOSH: The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) is a membership organization of workers, unions, community-based organizations, workers’ rights activists, and health and safety professionals. NYCOSH uses training, education, and advocacy to improve health and safety conditions in our workplaces, our communities, and our environment. Founded in 1979 on the principle that workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths are preventable, NYCOSH works to extend and defend every person’s right to a safe and healthy workplace.



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